multilingual information processing department

Violeta Seretan

Contact information:
ISSCO/TIM/FTI,
University of Geneva
40 bd. du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 379 8683
Office number: 6336
Violeta's email
Upcoming events *** 26 April, Gothenburg: HaCaT, MWE, EACL *** 26-31 May, Reykjavik: LREC *** 16-18 June, Dubrovnik: EAMT ***

Background and Research Interests

I am a Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Geneva. I joined TIM/ISSCO in September 2011 to carry out research on statistical machine translation in the framework of the ACCEPT European project.

I have previously been a Senior Researcher at LATL in the Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva (2008-2010), then a Visiting Researcher at ILCC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (2010-2011). I have received my PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Geneva in June, 2008. My PhD thesis "Collocation Extraction Based on Syntactic Parsing" (supervisor: Eric Wehrli) has been awarded the University of Geneva Latsis 2010 Prize and has been at the root of a monograph published in 2011 by Springer. [Full list of publications]

I have been working on Computational Linguistics ever since I was an undergraduate student in Computer Science at the University of Iasi, Romania, and a member of the NLP Group led by Dan Cristea. My research has been focused on topics related to language analysis, computational lexicography, and, more recently, to machine translation and language generation:

Teaching Activities

I teach the following courses:

Recent publications (past 5 years)

  • Violeta Seretan, Johann Roturier, David Silva, and Pierrette Bouillon. The ACCEPT Portal: An online framework for the pre-editing and post-editing of user-generated content. In Proceedings of the EACL 2014 Workshop on Humans and Computer-assisted Translation (HaCaT 2014), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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  • Violeta Seretan. On collocations and their interaction with parsing and translation. Informatics, 1(1):11–31, 2013.
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  • Johanna Monti, Ruslan Mitkov, Gloria Corpas Pastor, and Violeta Seretan, editors. Workshop Proceedings: Multi-word Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technologies. The European Association for Machine Translation, Nice, France, 2013.
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  • Violeta Seretan and Eric Wehrli. Syntactic concordancing and multiword expression detection. Int. J. Data Mining, Modelling and Management, 5(2):158–181, 2013. The original publication is available at http://www.inderscience.com.
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  • Violeta Seretan and Eric Wehrli. Context-sensitive look-up in electronic dictionaries. In Rufus H. Gouws, Ulrich Heid, Wolfgang Schweickard, and Herbert E. Wiegand, editors, Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. Supplementary volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography, volume 5/4 of Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK), pages 1046–1052. De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin, Boston, 2013.
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  • Violeta Seretan. A multilingual integrated framework for processing lexical collocations. In Adam Przepiórkowski, Maciej Piasecki, Krzysztof Jassem, and Piotr Fuglewicz, editors, Computational Linguistics, volume 458 of Studies in Computational Intelligence, pages 87–108. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.
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  • Violeta Seretan. Acquisition of syntactic simplification rules for French. In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12), Istanbul, Turkey, 2012. European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
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  • Violeta Seretan. A collocation-driven approach to text summarization. In Actes de la 18e conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN 2011), pages 9–14, Montpellier, France, 2011.
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  • Violeta Seretan and Eric Wehrli. FipsCoView: On-line visualisation of collocations extracted from multilingual parallel corpora. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Parsing and Generation to the Real World, pages 125–127, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2011. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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  • Violeta Seretan. Syntax-Based Collocation Extraction, volume 44 of Text, Speech and Language Technology. Springer, Dordrecht, 2011. ISBN: 978-94-007-0133-5.


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  • Eric Wehrli, Violeta Seretan, and Luka Nerima. Sentence analysis and collocation identification. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Multiword Expressions: from Theory to Applications (MWE 2010), pages 27–35, Beijing, China, 2010.
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  • Violeta Seretan and Eric Wehrli. Tools for syntactic concordancing. In Proceedings of the International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, pages 493–500, Wisła, Poland, 2010.
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  • Violeta Seretan and Eric Wehrli. Extending a multilingual symbolic parser to Romanian. In Dan Tufiş and Corina Forăscu, editors, Multilinguality and Interoperability in Language Processing with Emphasis on Romanian. Romanian Academy Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania, 2010.
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  • Violeta Seretan, Eric Wehrli, Luka Nerima, and Gabriela Soare. FipsRomanian: Towards a Romanian version of the Fips syntactic parser. In Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), Valletta, Malta, 2010.
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  • Luka Nerima, Eric Wehrli, and Violeta Seretan. A recursive treatment of collocations. In Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), Valletta, Malta, 2010.
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  • Eric Wehrli, Luka Nerima, Violeta Seretan, and Yves Scherrer. On-line and off-line translation aids for non-native readers. In Proceedings of the International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, pages 299–303, Mrągowo, Poland, 2009.
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  • Violeta Seretan. Extraction de collocations et leurs équivalents de traduction à partir de corpus parallèles ('Extracting collocations and translation equivalents from parallel corpora'). TAL, 50(1):305–332, 2009. In French.
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  • Violeta Seretan. An integrated environment for extracting and translating collocations. In Michaela Mahlberg, Victorina González-Díaz, and Catherine Smith, editors, Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL2009), Liverpool, UK, 2009.
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  • Eric Wehrli, Violeta Seretan, Luka Nerima, and Lorenza Russo. Collocations in a rule-based MT system: A case study evaluation of their translation adequacy. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Machine Translation, pages 128–135, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
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  • Athina Michou and Violeta Seretan. A tool for multi-word expression extraction in Modern Greek using syntactic parsing. In Proceedings of the Demonstrations Session at EACL 2009, pages 45–48, Athens, Greece, 2009. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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  • Violeta Seretan and Eric Wehrli. Multilingual collocation extraction with a syntactic parser. Language Resources and Evaluation, 43(1):71– 85, 2009. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
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Conference Organisation

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